Artisans at Suame prefer factory to proposed Parliamentary chamber
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Artisans at Suame prefer factory to proposed Parliamentary chamber

- Ghanaians at Suame in the Ashanti region have requested for a factory to be built in the constituency

- According to them they have no option but to carry raw materials all the way to the Greater Accra region for smelting

- In their opinion, the proposed chamber to be constructed for Parliamentary work is not a priority

Residents of Suame in the Ashanti region have called on their Member of Parliament (MP), Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, to focus on getting them a factory.

Their call follows reports of the planned construction of a Parliamentary chamber and the leading role their MP is playing in it.

According to them, the proposed chamber is a misplaced priority and should therefore be shelved.

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Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, they added that artisans have to carry metal scraps from Ashanti region down to the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) at Tema in the Greater Accra region, for smelting.

One of the artisans revealed there is no government hospital in Suame, which has a population of more than 49,000, according to the 2010 census.

Suame is however ranked ranked sixth among 20 largest communities in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

Suame Magazine is a vibrant industrial cluster of artisans who specialise in repairing vehicles and metal works. There are hundreds of artisans managing a small and medium-scale business.

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The enclave trains school dropouts and provides attachment opportunities for students in technical, vocational schools and technical universities.

In other news, YEN.com.gh understands that Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have set the floor price of cocoa per tonne for both countries at $400.

The price is set to be the Living Income Differential to guarantee the basic price of cocoa in both nations.

Information available suggests that the figure was communicated by both countries and it is expected to provide a remuneration price for the cocoa farmers.

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